The Art of Quiet Influence: Timeless Wisdom for Leading Without Authority
Mindfulness meets execution . . . at work. The wisdom of 13 Eastern sages, augmented by modern research on workplace influence, is the basis for profound yet practical advice on getting things done without force.
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|Library of Congress
||Mindfulness Psychology, Self-actualization Psychology, Conduct of life, Work, Influence Psychology
||College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade
Description of this Book
The Art of Quiet Influence shows anyone how to use influence, a key mindfulness principle, to get things done at work. Through the classic wisdom of 13 Eastern sages (especially the Buddha), relevant insights from influence research, and anecdotes and advice from 25 contemporary experts, Davis lays out a path for becoming a 'mainspring,' an unobtrusive yet powerful influencer. Organised around three core influence practices: Invite Participation, Share Power, and Aid Progress, readers will learn how to take mindfulness practice 'out of the gym and onto the field,' while gaining the confidence and practical know-how to be influential in whatever role they occupy.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||Chilton, Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan Leadership Center Combining trust, respect, caring, and demand for achievement in a harmonious way, The Art of Quiet Influence powerfully influences the reader to go beyond and accomplish greater performance. --Wesley Luo, VP/COO, Honeywell Building Technologies A useful and resonant guide to leading in a more conscious, inclusive, and generative way. --Court Chilton, Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan Leadership Center Be prepared to be inspired and moved to change as I was. A must-read. --Cynthia Stuckey, Head of Sales Effectiveness Practice, Korn Ferry .. . looks out to the East and back to the past to explore a mind-set, skill set, and 12 behaviors that are indispensable to every leader. --Gregory LeStage, Dean, McKinsey Academy at McKinsey & Co. Davis once again elegantly weaves diverse cultural perspectives into practical action ... Leaders cannot afford to miss this book. --Brian J. Miller, VP Talent, Development & Inclusion, Gilead Sciences Davis does a great job of demystifying Eastern philosophy and showing its relevance to today's global business world. --Karen Blal, CIPD Regional Director Asia .. . wise, humane, and illuminating ... Packed with powerful stories and teachings. --Krishnan Venkatesh, author, Do You Know Who You Are? Reading the Buddha's Discourses A mind-expanding yet down-to-earth guide for leaders, sales professionals, and influencers of all stripes. --Craig Wortmann, Founder and Executive Director, Kellogg Sales Institute, Kellogg School of Management; CEO, Sales Engine Inc. Note the stories, research, tool kit of more than 75 tactics, plus the wisdom offered by sages such as Rumi, Gandhi, and Confucius ... a sure winner. --Richard Whiteley, author, Love the Work You're With and The Corporate Shaman A book for anyone who needs to lead without authority-that is, everyone! --Rasmus Hougaard, Founder, Potential Project; author, The Mind of the Leader I found it impossible to put down this captivating and inspirational book. --Doug Kirkpatrick, author, From Hierarchy to High-Performance and Beyond Empowerment: The Age of the Self-Managed Organization
||Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)
Jocelyn Davis is an author, speaker and consultant with 25 years' experience in the leadership development industry. Before founding her company, Seven Learning, she was Executive Vice President, R&D for The Forum Corporation (now AchieveForum), a global consultancy that builds leadership effectiveness in the Fortune 1000. Jocelyn's previous book The Greats on Leadership was named 800-CEO-Read Editor's Choice. Jocelyn has lived in many regions of the world, including Southeast Asia, East Africa, the Caribbean, and the UK. She now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.